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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05224
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0103] November-December 1791 
Title Catherine Greene to Henry Knox reporting a planned trip to Philadelphia
Date 5 November 1791
Author Greene, Catharine Littlefield (1755-1814)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Apologizes for not responding to his last two letters; she did not want to bother him by writing frequently, and was also too saddened to write when she heard of the death of Knox's son Marcus. Sends condolences. Declares her gratefulness to Knox, and wishes him good health, long life, and happiness. Writes, "I purpose coming to Philadelphia As soon as Mr [Alexander] Hamilton thinks proper to report upon My affairs in congress. I have written to him to appoint as Early a day as possible - but he has not answered me - will you be so good as to write me one line to let me know if it can be brought on early as I can stay but a little while from My children who are here attending to their different Masters."
Subjects Woman Author  Women's History  Women of the Founding Era  Children and Family  Death  Friendship  Congress  Petition  Government and Civics  Travel  Finance  Education  Estate  Revolutionary War General  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Greene, Catharine Littlefield (1755-1814)  Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Women in American History; Children & Family; Health & Medicine; Law; Government & Politics; Education
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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